The Sound of Young America: Roberta Flack, Singer-Songwriter and the Song That Changed My Life on

Episode 128

Roberta Flack is a legendary singer, songwriter and pianist. She won back-to-back Grammy Awards for Record of the Year for her songs “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly With His Song.” We spoke to her for a new feature, “The Song That Changed My Life.”

Episode notes

The Sound of Young America was in Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Folk Music Festival, four days of performances and workshops from folk, indie, rock, country, and blues musicians. Before the festival, we talked to the headliner Roberta Flack for a new feature on the show, “The Song That Changed My Life.”

Roberta Flack is a legendary singer, songwriter and pianist. She won back-to-back Grammy Awards for Record of the Year for her songs “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”

The Song That Changed My Life, by Roberta Flack

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Bullseye (formerly known as The Sound of Young America) is a weekly celebration of the best of arts and culture. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring listeners in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.

The show is carried by public radio stations around the country, and was the first public radio program west of the Mississippi to podcast. It has received plaudits from publications like Time Magazine (which called it “Pick of the Podcasts”) and Salon.com. It was also honored by the iTunes editorial staff as a “classic” Best of iTunes selection. Since April 2013, the show has been distributed by NPR.

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